Chris Arnold

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Financial Watchdog Expected To Get Its Teeth Back Under Biden

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is a powerful agency policing predatory or unfair practices. Trump hobbled it. But a court ruling allows Biden to appoint a new sheriff at the bureau.

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12 Million People Could Lose Jobless Benefits After Christmas

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

A new study finds that unless Congress breaks its impasse, millions of Americans will lose "life-saving" jobless benefits at the end of December, and that could spell financial ruin for many.

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Their Service Entitles Them To Low-Cost Loans. But Veterans Often Pay More

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

A study finds that some lenders are overcharging military veterans, raising the cost of their home loans by thousands of dollars. Fair lending watchdogs say people need to shop around and negotiate.

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How Are You Surviving In The Pandemic Economy? Share Your Story

Friday, October 30, 2020

It's been more than eight months since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the U.S. economy like a wrecking ball. Millions are still out of work. How has it affected your job, your finances and your family?

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'Incredibly Scary': Single Moms Fear Falling Through Holes In Pandemic Safety Net

Monday, October 26, 2020

Many single parents collecting unemployment benefits are running out of money to pay rent, with Congress still unable to pass a relief bill to help.

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Housing Boom: Sales of Million-Dollar Homes Double

Thursday, October 22, 2020

The housing market is on a tear, setting all kinds of records, including prices. But it's also a reflection of the uneven economic recovery and more first-time homebuyers are getting priced out.

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'So Hard To Prove You Exist': Flawed Fraud Protections Deny Unemployment To Millions

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Efforts to prevent fraud in state unemployment systems are outdated, hurting millions of people with legitimate claims by causing lengthy and unnecessary delays while not managing to catch much fraud.

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How Can President Trump Pay Less Tax Than You?

Friday, October 02, 2020

No matter what you do for a living, odds are you paid more federal income tax than Trump did the year he took office. Analysts say real estate tax breaks allowed him to avoid high tax bills.

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Odds Are You Paid More In Federal Taxes Than Trump Did The Year He Took Office

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Donald Trump paid $750 a year in taxes his first two years in office, according to tax returns obtained by The New York Times. Why does the system give such big tax breaks to business owners?

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'Desperation And Fear' For Millions With Congress Deadlocked Over Pandemic Assistance

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Federal unemployment money has been cut off for nearly two months. Congress hasn't worked out a deal to send more help, and the fight over a Supreme Court nominee could make that harder.

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'No One Can Live Off $240 A Week': Many Americans Struggle To Pay Rent, Bills

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

One in six households reported missing or delaying paying bills just so they could buy food, an NPR poll says. And many are having trouble paying the rent, especially African Americans and Latinos.

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NPR Poll: Black, Latino Households Struggle To Pay Rent, Mortgages

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

The latest poll looking at the racial wealth gap during the pandemic shows that Black and Latino households are two times more likely than white households to have fallen behind on housing payments.

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Unemployed Americans Struggle To Survive Without Federal Help

Friday, September 18, 2020

It's been almost two months since the federal unemployment has been cut off. But Congress hasn't worked out a deal to extend additional help, leaving many people without enough money to live on.

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Despite A New Federal Ban, Many Renters Are Still Getting Evicted

Monday, September 14, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ordered a nationwide eviction ban for people who can't pay rent and have no place to go. It's helping some, but many others are getting evicted anyway.

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CDC Issues Temporary Halt On Evictions, Citing Coronavirus Risks

Wednesday, September 02, 2020

Millions have been at risk of eviction after federal aid has been cut back. But the Trump administration has ordered a halt to evictions through December for those who've lost work across the U.S.

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CDC Issues Sweeping Temporary Halt On Evictions Nationwide Amid Pandemic

Tuesday, September 01, 2020

The move could prevent millions of evictions that housing advocates warn are looming as people who have lost work run out of money. Landlord groups want to know who will pay for the lost rent.

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'Get Your Knee Off Our Necks' Rally Takes Place On Anniversary Of March On Washington

Friday, August 28, 2020

The Rev. Al Sharpton and Martin Luther King III headline a march dubbed "Get Your Knee Off Our Necks" in Washington, D.C., on the anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington.

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More Space, Please: Home Sales Booming Despite Pandemic, Recession

Friday, August 28, 2020

Despite high unemployment, a severe recession and economic uncertainty, the housing market is on a tear. Sales are booming, and prices hit a record high. Low rates and remote work are driving factors.

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'Will I Have A Place To Live?' Scrambling To Survive After $600 Benefits End

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Millions of people who have lost all or some of their income are having to make hard choices — from moving across the country for cheaper rent to raiding retirement savings.

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Loans For 1st-Time Homebuyers See Record Delinquencies

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

It's a sign that minority, lower-income, and first-time home buyers are getting hit hard financially amid the pandemic. But a vast majority are protected by Congress from foreclosure.

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